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2020 National Health Care For The Homeless Council Conference & Policy Symposium


"My favorite part of the conference is the feeling of kindred spirit across all our sister programs and the shared understanding of the injustices we battle every day."

- Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy

Join fellow staff members at the annual National Health Care For the Homeless Council Conference & Policy Symposium on May 11-14 in Phoenix, AZ. The theme for 2020 is EQuality = Equality + Quality—emphasizing the importance of coordinated and comprehensive health care in successfully ending homelessness. 

Five of your coworkers will be leading the way and presenting this year!

Lawanda Williams, Director of Housing Services (joined by Carrie Craig from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless):

  • Workshop: To Commit or Not to Commit: That Is the Question

Deirdre Hoey, Behavioral Health Therapist:

  • Oral Presentation: Finding Center - using breath and movement to facilitate better service delivery in homelessness

Regina Reed, National Health Policy Organizer:

  • Yes We Can! 2020 Elections & HCH Engagement
  • Workshop: They Work for US: Congress Advocacy for the HCH Community
  • Workshop: Here’s what you need to KNOW and here’s what you need to DO to achieve SINGLE-PAYER NOW!
  • Pre-Conference Institute: Advocacy 101 for the Revolution: Keeping Focused and Energized in Challenging Times

Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Advocacy 101 for the Revolution: Keeping Focused and Energized in Challenging Times
  • Workshop: Sustainable Medicaid & MCO Financing Strategies for Medical Respite Care Programs
  • Workshop: Housing Not Handcuffs: The Criminalization of Homelessness in America

Katherine Cavanaugh, National Consumer Advocate:

  • Workshop: Unveiling the Updated Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) Manual
  • Learning Lab: Trauma-Informed Self-Care: Finding Strength Together
  • Pre-Conference Institute: Trauma-Informed Health Care for the Homeless Programs and the Road to Organizational Resilience

Even if you aren't presenting, there are plenty of reasons to attend! You can use your professional development (PD)  funds to cover some of the costs for the event. Before moving forward with registering for the conference, talk it through with your supervisor and be sure you understand your PD benefit. Submit the professional development request form, check request and registration information to get the process started. Please note that staff are responsible for any expenses above and beyond PD funds.

"I learned a lot about the work happening in my own state! It was a rewarding and memorable experience," MAT Expansion Project Manager, Erica Frasca encourages. "Everyone should experience it."

For more reasons to register, read other staff members' reflections about last year’s conference here.


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